Bronxville Mayor Mary C. Marvin has put out an update on the power outages:
Our village staff has been on every Con Edison municipal phone call and we have a liaison from Con Edison stationed at Village Hall.
To date, this is what we have learned:
- 166,000 Westchester residences have no power.
- There are three hospitals, 132 schools and dozens of polling stations still without power. Con Edison will be addressing these first.
- Their other high priorities are water and sewage treatment plants powered by Con Edison.
- Mutual aid crews are now arriving from Maryland, Alabama and California. Those with underground expertise are headed to New York City. Those with overhead line experience are deployed to Westchester.
- Regular Westchester County crews are not being diverted to New York City.
- 2,598 customers in Bronxville are out of power (94 percent of our village).
- The first step in the process has been safety. We have two crews in the village that just completed removing all the live wires from the village.
- The crews are beginning restoration with a concentration on schools and polling places first.
- Other repairs are prioritized by Con Ed on the following basis: The easiest repairs (other nearby communities had some easy fixes, for example, resetting a generator box); the repairs that will give power to the most people on a feed; All of Bronxville repairs are more complicated as there has been significant line damage due to falling trees and poles.
- Residents must keep calling Con Ed to report their individual outages at 1-800-75ConEd. It is a completely antiquated system, but that is what they have as they process a “ticket” for each address and how they measure the seriousness of an outage.
- Just announced: Con Ed does not expect 100 percent restoration in the entire county to take place until Nov. 10 or Nov. 11.
- Additionally, we were just advised that the data shown on the map Con Ed provided online to customers is incorrect and has not been updated.